Take a couple of CDs in your car. Listen
to them for their music, but if
you get buried in the snow, put them
on your car roof so the search helicopters
can pick up the flashes of sunlight. Fat candles, too,
to warm your car cave as you wait.
So, candles and matches, a rug, water,
a flashlight, maybe a book of poems.
Be prepared. Better yet, resist the call
of the white wild in the first place. Stay
safe indoors in the warm
house you have built out of love.
Where color is spare
Take These Words
God's Act in Acts
Comeback for snowy plover
Dancing in the Cathedral
The Possibilities of Clay
Sonnet for my left hip
The Golden Carp
What I Needed to Do
Mary Considers Her Situation
States of being
The longevity of roots
The Returns of Love
Photos from My Trip
The Songs of Camoapa
The Annunciatory Angel
Psalm for the January Thaw
The chair without distinction
The blue eyeball
Peace on earth
Robin in the Late Afternoon
Catch of the Day
All poems are copyrighted by Luci Shaw.
To be reprinted only by permission of the author.